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Thank you for attending our AmCham Business & Civic Leadership Awards and Gala

Thank you for attending our AmCham Business and Civic Leadership Awards and Gala

I would like to personally thank you for attending our AmCham Business and Civic Leadership Awards and Gala that was held recently. Your attendance was extremely important as we value your support. The event honoured and celebrated businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations that have been driving and achieving economic and social progress in Jamaica through ethical leadership, stewardship, and community building activities. I thank you wholeheartedly for being a part of this occasion.

This year’s Business and Civic Leadership Awards recognized the invaluable efforts of Jamaican trail blazers such as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Joseph Matalon and Father Ho Lung who earned the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. The AmCham team was also pleased to have American Investor Wesley R. Edens, CEO of newest member Fortress as our keynote speaker.

There are exciting times ahead as we build on our highest membership in our 28 year existence and the launch of “Vision 2018”:

  • AmCham has collaborated with Jamaica Educational Television (JETv) — a locally based cable network that can be found on Flow (117) and Telstar/Digicel (59). We are going to work with JETv to expand upon their tools and resources that will not only support further education in Jamaica but to also support every single person in Jamaica who is looking for a job so that every Jamaican has the opportunity to stay in Jamaica to work and build Jamaica’s future. This is the mantra of our newly formed workforce redevelopment committee “All Jobs Are Good”! While this objective is philanthropic at its core; it will also be a tool for our members to drive talent through their human resources and training efforts.
  • Also in the coming week we will be sharing very exciting news about how Jamaica will benefit from a US$36-million program from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under their regional workforce development programme.
  • Upon the first of the year you will see enhancements to the AmCham Rewards: our Loyalty Rewards Program which is one of the key value added benefits of being a member of AmCham.
  • Last but certainly not least; AmCham will shortly launch the Cuban Business Gateway (CBGI) Initiative where AmCham members around the Caribbean will utilise Jamaica as a gateway for doing business in Cuba.

AmCham will continue to strive to ensuring great quality and value for its members. As a member of AmCham you have access like no other to: the US Embassy; the US Ambassador; and to the United States Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) in Washington DC, the largest federated business organization in the world, with offices in 116 countries, also in association with 28 American Chambers in Latin America and the Caribbean through the AACCLA network and in addition to over 175 AmCham’s throughout the globe.

And as I share our vision statement: (Vision 2018) “AmCham will champion over 80% of the FDI and trade for Jamaica by 2018 by leveraging the global AmCham brand and its network in order to drive the growth of our members businesses and the nation of Jamaica”.

We are committed to the development of each one of our Members’ businesses, which is the sole purpose of the Chambers existence; it is your passport to growth and prosperity.

If your company is not yet a member, we invite you to join today and make valuable business connections and to become part of the country’s most influential companies and business people.
I appreciate the support you and your company has provided to our Chamber and I look forward to seeing you again at our Holiday Luncheon to be held on December 11 at Terra Nova, and the President’s Winter Ball, on a date to be announced in February 2016.

Yours Sincerely
Ronald McKay

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